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Is fear holding you back?

Updated: Sep 4, 2019

So you’ve already decided that you want (or need!) to make a change in your life. Whether it’s around your career, home or relationships, you’ve made that decision.

Once you’ve made the decision, your mind likely leaps straight into the ‘how’ mode of thinking i.e. how am I going to get from here to there? And most likely, you land straight into the panic zone. For a lot of people that panic zone feeling is enough to make them retreat straight back to where they are currently i.e. the comfort zone.

It’s really common and if that’s you, trust me, you are not alone! But what can you do about it? Because, you’ve made the decision already, right? All that thinking you did to get you to that decision hasn’t changed and if you allow yourself to think about the reasons behind your decision they will likely be the same.

Before we get to the ‘how’ though, it’s important to spend time thinking about what it will be like once we’ve reached our outcome. For example, I want to leave my corporate job and train to be a nutritional therapist. Just forget about how you’re going to do that for a moment and really focus on what it will be like once you’re qualified and practicing as a nutritional therapist.

What will you see happening around you? What will you hear & what will people be saying to you? What will it feel like? Really solidify that image in your mind and really see, hear and feel yourself there.

Now let’s dip a toe into the stretch zone of your plan. What’s the first step you need to take that will get you a little bit closer to achieving your final outcome of being a nutritional therapist?

And what’s the next step you need to take that will get you a little closer still? And the next?

If you start feeling a bit wobbly and getting close to the panic zone, bring back that picture you just made and notice how you feel when you bring it to life.

Hopefully you’re able to move forward with the next step now.

One baby step at a time.

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